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Why can’t I get motivated?

Why can’t I get motivated?

By Maria Mar(c)2010

Why can’t I get motivated? Elizabeth asked me.

There are two different scenarios for depleted motivation: temporary and chronic.

I’ll cover the first one in this blog and the second one in a second blog, so stay tune. (Subscribe to this blog to get my weekly articles. Click the button to the upper right corner.)

Here’s the list of probable issues that are causing your de-motivation. To see the solutions, see the second section, below.

Temporary lack of motivation

If you are suffering from a temporary lack of motivation, then you are usually motivated, but find yourself in a motivational slump. Here are the causes that may be causing this slump.

1.   Overwork. If you are burn-out, your body is depleted of energy. Your momentum slows down and your motivation suffers.

2.   Taking too many ineffective actions. When your actions do not bring results, there is no renewal to the emotional energy you are using to generate them. Lack of results is like lack of food.

3.   Plans and goals are not in harmony with your Purpose. Your path is not clear. The goals, plans or strategies you’ve laid out are not truly satisfying you. They may not be what your Soul desires or they may not be in harmony with your Life Purpose.

4.   Doing too many difficult things for too long. Change is hard work. When you are changing the way you think, act and live, you are creating new pathways in your brain. This takes energy and it can take a toll in your passion.

5.   Working hard without giving yourself rewards. If all you do is work, and you give yourself nothing to recognize the value of your work, then you are an oppressive boss to yourself. Your own “employees” are going to slow down and sabotage the enterprise.

6.   Doing too many things you don’t like. Every project, whether it is personal or professional, has exciting, fun, creative things that you like to do and things that don’t like that much. If you are doing too many of the later and not enough of the things you like, you are killing your motivation.

7.   Not receiving the results. Sometimes you expect certain results, but you get others instead. If you do not receive the results you get, because they are not the ones you expected, then you are repelling success. You are trying to control the flow of life, and rejecting the blessings life brings. You are depleting your own life force by placing a dike of limited expectations.

8.   Feeling alone and abandoned. Have you asked for help? Have you engaged other experts to collaborate, guide or support you in your work? Have you shared your achievements, no matter how small, with your friends? If not, then you are trapped in the trance of Orphanhood. How can you be motivated?

9.   Toxic environment. Are you surrounded by people who diminish your value, pressure you into betraying your dreams or constantly criticize or disbelief your goals? An environment that does not nurture your self-esteem and your dreams is toxic to your motivation.

Solutions

1.   Overwork. Take a week or at least 4 days off.  Get up late, go to bed early and take a nap. You should sleep at least 10 hours and rest at least 2 more. Spend at least one hour a day in nature. For women, being close to running water and walking barefoot on the earth renew our energy. Trees are powerful healers. Walk among them. Do things you like; alone and with your friends. Ask your Inner Child what she wants to do and then go have fun. When you regain energy and reconnect to the reason why you are doing what you are doing, the motivation will come back.

2.   Taking too many ineffective actions. Your External Actions in the world are not working because there are hidden interferences “unweaving” what you weave, like the Myth of Penelope. You need to take Internal Actions to release the hidden interferences. Join my “I Want to Flourish” Fiesta to find free knowledge and resources.

3.   Plans and goals are not in harmony with your Purpose. You need to stop your hectic doing and go within to listen to your Soul. You may be following Borrowed Dreams or Distorted Dreams. You need to go back to center in order to find your true path. Pre-order (or order) my novel. It will take you on a journey to heal this.

4.   Doing too many difficult things for too long. You need to live in balance. Schedule fun, rest and pampering into your calendar. Balance difficult tasks with easy tasks. Give yourself time in the movies, a walk in the park and extra sleep during difficult jobs.

5.   Working hard without giving yourself rewards. Reduce the number of tasks in your daily to-do list. Make sure you do the recommendations in the previous point. Buy some bright stars stickers and stick one at the end of each done task. At the end of each day, give yourself a round of applause and declare your accomplishments proudly. When you finish a project or achieve a goal, give yourself a great reward. Stop trying to do everything better. Value yourself and every little thing you do.

6.   Doing too many things you don’t like. Balance your daily work by doing one thing you don’t like early in the morning followed by two things you love to do. Get or hire help to do the things you hate and the things that you are not good at.

7.   Not receiving the results. When you send things into the world, open your mind and release the outcome. Receive every positive result that comes back. Open your heart and receive it in the knowledge that Life Mother knows better, and that Divine Design is at work. You will see how this seemingly insipid result multiplies its blessings in the future, better and farther than you could ever imagine.

8.   Feeling alone and abandoned. Find your place of belonging with like-hearted people who support you. Ask your supportive friends for help. If you are unused to asking for help, you probably do not even see how others can help you. That’s your Orphanhood leading your life. You are not alone. Make an effort to find ways in which your friends can help you. Share your dreams with positive friends. Celebrate your goals with a party, dinner out or picnic.

9.   Toxic environment. Examine how you invite, allow or are hooked with toxic people. Find memberships or communities of like-minded people who are seeking similar things. Get a mentor or coach. Avoid people who drain you or diminish your trust in your capacity or your dream, even if they are family. See them less, do not talk about your dreams or goals with them and place strong limits that disallow any negative comments. It may be tough at first, but they’ll eventually know not to step past your limits.

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About Maria Mar

Maria Mar is an author, speaker and ceremonialist poet. She is also a spiritual teacher and an internationally known shaman who helps you to achieve personal freedom, unlock your creative potential and live a life of magic and delight. She offers books, digital products and guidance, art that heals and transforms as well as performances, speaking engagements and other live and online events to help you become the protagonist of your life and the creator of your destiny. Find out more at Catch the Dream Express. If you want to flourish under Maria’s mentorship and guidance, visit http://www.dreamalchemist.com.

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Return to Center

TODAY’S TIP

If your steps are not taking you where you want to go, stop and return to center. Listen to your BodySoul. When you move from your center, each step gets you closer to your destiny.

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If you want to flourish under Maria’s mentorship and guidance, visit http://www.dreamalchemist.com

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Do your Dream

TODAY’S TIP:

What is your Personal Dream? Health? Wealth? Love? Peace? Instead of wanting to be or have your Dream someday, why don’t you try to BE and DO your Dream every day. This shifts the perception of success from a far-away possibility to a daily reality. I do my Dream every day. Find out how below.

My Personal Dream is to live richly, which for me consists of four qualities of life: health, wealth, love and inner peace.

I see my time and space every day as being an intersection of this four qualities, so that each day I practice or enjoy at least a portion of each.

HEALTH

  • I do full, slow breathing practice each day to release stress, bring my blood pressure down and listen to my body.
  • I do at least one of this every day: walk for an hour, lift weights, dance or rehearse, or do yoga.
  • I usually sleep 8 hours. When I don’t, I take a nap. When I am tired, I rest. I may even take a couple of days vacation in a month if I worked too hard previously.

WEALTH

  • I work consistently on the marketing of my products and services.
  • I take time periodically to strategize, to listen to my spiritual guidance and Unique Essence and to track down areas of resistance, so that I keep the flow of affluence open.
  • I network as consistently as possible, opening my heart to the gifts others bring and I can bring to others.
  • I write every day, whether a blog post, a chapter of a book or a sales page.

LOVE

  • I create alchemical arts & crafts projects to manifest my soulmate. I’ve done my Dream Basket and my Vision Board, as well as letters to my soulmate. I meditate with my Vision Board consistently.
  • I joined an online community to meet spiritually-minded people.
  • I practice unconditional self-love for myself.
  • Even though I work at home, I dress up and pretty-up every day when I wake up, creating a habit that will help my relationship.

INNER PEACE

  • I meditate every day.
  • I practice compassion, joy, gratitude and unconditional love every day.
  • I walk among the trees and connect to this beautiful, sacred world.
  • I do ceremonies.

When I do these things as choices, attitudes and small daily actions, they are not that difficult.

Above all, I practice unconditional love, non-judgment and acceptance of myself, no matter what I do or do not. That way, if I am out of balance one day or week, I don’t judge, punish or belittle myself.

By doing these daily actions and engaging on these daily states and choices, I AM my Dream and I DO my Dream every day. The level in which I already have any of my concrete goals is not the measure of my success anymore, for I am already a success.

Try. Let me know how it changes your world.

Light and Love,

Maria Mar

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Maria Mar is an author, speaker and ceremonialist poet. She is also a spiritual teacher and an internationally known shaman who helps you to break through the hidden interference to your success, to unleash your Greatness and manifest the life of your dreams. She offers books, digital products and coaching, art that heals and transforms as well as performances, speaking engagements and other live and online events to help you become the protagonist of your life and the creator of your destiny. Find out more at Catch the Dream Express.

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Steer yourself back into the flow

TODAY’S TIP:

What undercurrent is drifting you away from your best right now? An Emotional Undertow? A wave of habitual negative thoughts? Steer yourself back into the flow by releasing that undercurrent. Joyfully ride the River of Life to your goal.

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The real tragedy of Drama Queens

TODAY’S TIP:

The real tragedy of Drama Queens:

When you are trapped in your habitual Soap Opera Dramas, you are self-involved to the point that you miss sight of three vital things: your surroundings, other people and your goals.

To find out the 12 mistakes of the Drama Queen, and how to get off the role, visit this post:

http://dreamexpress.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/the-real-tragedy-of-drama-queens

Maria Mar(c)

You can use this quote as long as you include my name and copyright mark and the paragraph below:

Maria Mar is the Dream Alchemist, an inspirational poet, speaker, coach, author and spiritual teacher who helps women create the life of their dreams. Visit her at: Catch the Dream Express at http://www.catchthedreamexpress.com!

Power of the Sacred Feminine No.1-Balance

TODAY’S TIP:

The Mayan Prophecies tell of an age in which the sun will burn itself out. This age is 2012. The sun embodies our Shiva, our Sacred Masculine. The Moon embodies our Shakti, our Sacred Feminine. You have the power to bring yourself and the world into balance. I will offer a tip for three days to help you achieve this.

TIP 1: See your time as a seesaw balancing Shakti and Shiva. After busy doing, spend time being.

Maria Mar(c)

You can use this quote as long as you include my name and copyright mark and the paragraph below:

Maria Mar is the Dream Alchemist, an inspirational speaker, poet, life coach, author and spiritual teacher who helps women create the life of their dreams. Visit her at: Catch the Dream Express!

JOIN ME IN A RADIO SHOW!

Are you needlessly overworking to activate the Law of Attraction? You are, if you ignore the powerful role of the Sacred Feminine in the manifestation process.

In tonight’s show, you will discover simple, but powerful elements of the Sacred Feminine without which the LOA cannot be harnessed. Maria Mar, the Dream Alchemist, will do more than tell you about these Female Secrets in the Law of Attraction. She will help you experience a now forgotten aspect of the Sacred Feminine known to shamans for centuries.

Join us for an evening of magic, ceremony and joyful remembrance of the Sacred Feminine with artist-shaman Maria Mar.

This session: Wednesday May 10th at 10PM EST

Where to listen: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/harryshade

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Trust

TODAY’S TIP:

Tao of Trees Wisdom:

The deeper you trust, the higher you fly.

Maria Mar(c)

You can use this quote as long as you include my name and copyright mark and the paragraph below:

Maria Mar is the Dream Alchemist, an inspirational poet, speaker, coach, author and spiritual teacher who helps women create the life of their dreams. Visit her at: Catch the Dream Express! Visit http://www.catchthedreamexpress.com

The Tao of Trees Wisdom tips are a courtesy of The Tao of Trees.

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The Tao of Trees is a poetry collection beautifully illustrated by artist, poet and shaman Maria Mar. It is easily downloadable and bundles with an Arts &Crafts Kit that allows you to use the poems and illustrations for creative projects with your family, classroom or group. Reserve your copy now and get $5 discount.
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